Hospitals help mental health patients – by sending them away 

New diversion programs attempt to ease ER waits of hours or days

THE 11-YEAR-OLD GIRL was stuck in a hospital emergency room waiting for mental health services, after she found a sharp object in school and tried to hurt a teacher. The girl was struggling to reintegrate after the COVID pandemic and had been suffering from anxiety and depression.   Long waits for emergency psychiatric care at hospitals(...)

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